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The Truth About Burqa By Zainab Rashid

The Truth About Burqa: One Young Muslim Woman’s Powerful Spoken Word Poem About Her...

Zainab Rashid created a powerful spoken word poem: The Truth About Burqa on her choice to wear it and on the embattled discourse around it.
These poets write Feminist Poetry

Feminist Poetry: Contemporary Woman Poets Who Challenge Patriarchy In Hindi & Urdu

Feminist poetry is written by women, about women, for women. Reading Hindi & Urdu poetry by Kishwar Naheed, Savita Singh & Pratibha Katiyar.
Victory

Rage and Victory [Poem]

We will burn down into ashes only to rise above and reach the sky we will fill this atmosphere with flashes of our pride, victory and identity so high.
Voice [Poem]

Voice [Poem]

Obeying on auto-pilot. Her voice is just one more thing She signed over.

Femininity [Poem]

This feminine lends itself to reduction into numbers or lewd hand gestures. But the everydayness of the power, of her personal femininity, teeters on a thin edge. Every time her body makes her into a goddess, whore, angel, slut, or not feminine at all.
कविता: खेल सी ज़िन्दगी

कविता: खेल सी ज़िन्दगी

न जाने मैं कब इतनी बड़ी हो गयी, खेल-कूद, दौड़-भाग को भूल, जीवन के पतंग की लरी हो गयी
the ugly duckling

The Different Duckling [Poem]

Rewriting that old duckling story, one verse at a time.
rhea mahanta pepper spray

Where Was Your Pepper Spray? [Slam Poem]

"Where Was Your Pepper Spray?" “You were even dressed decently!”
bigotry poem

Bigotry [Poem]

People are so used to bigotry, sigh!
virago

Every Woman Is A Virago As She Exists [Poem]

Every woman is a virago as she exists. Could you accept two-thirds salary doing the same work?

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